Dockenbush Cottage provides comfortable self catering accommodation in a peaceful location yet only 15 minutes from the spa town of Harrogate. The cottage is very well equipped and has been designed with love, care and attention to every detail, from its lovely furnishings to its comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms, and open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The cottage has open beamed ceiling, oak flooring and underfloor heating. The private garden has a patio set and a BBQ is provided for guests use. We've tried to go the 'extra mile' and think of everything that our guests may need, we include fluffy white towels, crisp white bed linen and toiletries.. Dockenbush Cottage has a log burner for those cooler evenings and its tasteful décor provides both style and comfort. Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, washer/dryer, coffee machine, DAB radio - IPhone Dock are all provided for guests use.
- Cottage1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Luxury 2 bedroom cottage near Harrogate
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 13, 2018
About Jo Weatherill
I'm Jo Weatherill married to Andy and with a 16 year old son Harry. Andy has a son and daughter from a previous marriage and both are all grown up now. We live at North Dockenbush with our ducks, hens, geese, dogs etc and offer B & B in the main house and have a gorgeous holiday cottage for self catering rental. North Dockenbush provides us with peace and tranquillity and allows us to get away from our busy lives, Andy is a builder - always busy - and I help by doing his admin etc. I had a fairly successful career in marketing until a family tragedy made us rethink and take stock, we made some changes including moving to North Dockenbush and setting up the B & B and cottage - that was only April 2014 so early days!
Jo Weatherill purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Jo Weatherill chose Borough of Harrogate
Dockenbush Cottage is situated just a mile from the lovely village of Brearton, in a rural location which gives peace and tranquillity yet it is only a 15 min drive to the spa town of Harrogate, 10 minutes to the market town of Knaresborough and 15 minutes to Ripon with its beautiful cathedral. Dockenbush Cottage sits behind our home -North Dockenbush - yet is private with its own garden with lavender & rosemary borders, the cottage sits in over 3 acres. Whilst a car is necessary, nearby towns provide a host of restaurants and activities, Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle, Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Lightwater Valley, Newby Hall are just a few of the many nearby attractions.
What makes this Cottage unique
Dockenbush Cottage is located in a quiet, rural location 1 mile away from the village of Brearton with a great pub/eatery 'The Malt Shovel'. Whilst the main house is across the courtyard, the cottage is very private with all windows and doors looking out to the fields and away from the house! Guests at the cottage enjoy FREE WiFi, FREE parking, a convenient location for Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Ripley Castle and Grounds. Outdoor games are available for children (and adults) inc a full size table tennis in our games room. Patio table, chairs, BBQ all available to enjoy those warmer days and nights. Log burner for those cooler nights though the cottage is very cosy due to its underfloor heating throughout.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wow, a stunning, immaculate cottage in an idyllic location. A fabulous stay.
We spent a fabulous three nights in Jo and Andy’s beautiful cottage with our two daughters aged 3 and 6. Everything we could have possibly needed was catered for and the welcome from Jo, with so many additional lovely extras was delightful.
The cottage is quiet, with a lovely outlook onto grazing sheep and my girls loved the morning greeting from the geese as they pottered around. Jo is an excellent host, the cottage is beautifully decorated with sumptuous furnishings and super comfortable beds with fluffy towels and lovely bed linen. It exceeds the five stars by miles and we’d happily have stayed much longer.
The local gastro pub The Malt Shovel is well worth a visit and is in walking distance. We also tried the Inn at South Stainley which was really good and catered well for children too.
Thank you to Jo and Andy for a superb break in Yorkshire, we’ll be telling all our friends about this gorgeous home from home and will be back soon. Xx
Thank you so much for not only being the most perfect guests, but also for your fab review! It was a pleasure having you stay and we are so glad that you enjoyed your few days with us! x
Clean & modern
An excellent property within easy reach of Harrogate & Ripon in peaceful countryside. Recommended.
Beautiful and quiet secluded cottage in a fantastic location
Our stay at Dockenbush Cottage was for Christmas and Jo couldn’t have made us feel more welcome with fresh flowers on the table and a twinkly modern Christmas tree to put our presents under. The cottage is beautiful, with great underfloor heating throughout, plus a wood burning stove. Our kids had a great time too, with reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve, a games room with ping pong in another farm builsinu and swings outside. Thanks so much.
So very pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas stay! Thank you for the lovely review xx
Great Pre-Xmas break
Property in immaculate condition and Jo, the owner, really pleased to help.
Thank you both for the lovely review so pleased that you enjoyed your stay x
Beautiful, peaceful cottage, finished to a high standard
We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was stunning. It had everything we could need.
Jo left some treats for when we arrived which was so thoughtful. Jo is an amazing host and was on hand if we needed anything, even a night light we forgot for our daughter!
The beds were so comfortable, and the cottage is kept cosy with the under floor heating.
You can watch the ducks, geese, chickens and sheep from the garden and cottage windows- they are very entertaining!
We will be back to enjoy the cottage again x
A fantastic stay in a truly beautiful cottage
A great stay in this lovely cottage! So clean and well kept with everything you could need. A great welcome selection of wine, biscuits and some essentials was great. Jo had kindly put a travel cot up for us as we travelled with our 8 week old daughter. We were also with my parents so the layout was fantastic - rooms at either end, both with en suites.
Very peaceful and location great for nearby walks. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to return. Thanks for a great stay!
Travel: Car is essential as we are in a rural location, 5 minutes from the main Harrogate to Ripon A61. Leeds/Bradford airport is 40 minutes drive away Harrogate station is 15 minutes Knaresborough station is 10 minutes Distances: 15 min drive from Harrogate 10 minutes drive from Knaresborough 15 minutes from Ripon 5 minutes from Ripley Further Details: There is an abundance of things to see and do nearby from Ripley Castle Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Lightwater Valley, to the nearby towns and cities of North Yorkshire. Shopping is amazing with Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leeds, York, Ripon all within easy reach by car. Markets are held in Knaresborough and Ripon weekly. There are so many fab places to eat, you're spoilt for choice!
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Bookings can be made direct with the owner. There is a minimum of 3 nights booking. A £25 charge is made for use of the sofa bed. A booking form will be sent following confirmation of your reservation with full terms and conditions. Rate for 4 nights is from £560, rate for 5 nights is from £650. There is a £100 damages deposit which if fully refunded providing the cottage is left clean, tidy and without breakages/damage. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible and dependant only on availability. Check in time is from 16:00 pm and checkout is 10:00 am on the day of departure (if these are inconvenient Jo will try to be as flexible as possible depending on other guests arriving/depart) Notes on prices: A minimum of 3 nights booking 3 nights for £450 4 nights for £560 5 nights for £650 7 nights for £750